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Gulf Keystone returns all staff to Kurdistan

Oil producer Gulf Keystone Petroleum has returned all staff to its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan after evacuating international contractors from the region due to escalating violence in August.   Production at th

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Mercury Mena wins Qatar MEP contract

Mercury Mena, an international engineering specialist solutions provider, said it has won a major mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract for an integrated workers’ accommodation at Barwa Al Baraha development in Qatar.

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Saudis cushion labour reform with new hours, subsidy

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training while trying to lure its nationals to the private sector with more attractive working conditions. A draft l

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GCC plans tough expatriate blacklist

Foreigners blacklisted by a Gulf country could be denied entry to all GCC states, said Bahrain’s Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan ahead of a ministerial level meeting in Kuwait. Foreigners blacklisted by a Gulf country could be den

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Saudi warning on mid-day work ban violations

Saudi labour officials have warned tough action against those who defy the mid-day work ban after 78 companies were found violating the rule during a surprise raid in the Eastern Province, said a report Officials from the ministry

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2 workers crushed to death at Bahrain construction site

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident in Bahrain in which two labourers were crushed to death. Work has also been halted at Al Kobaisi Company in Hidd's industrial area, where a cement wall collapsed on top of

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2 workers crushed to death at Bahrain construction site

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident in Bahrain in which two labourers were crushed to death. Work has also been halted at Al Kobaisi Company in Hidd's industrial area, where a cement wall collapsed on top of

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New multilingual hotline for workers in Bahrain

Dedicated hotlines to help low-income migrant workers in Bahrain will soon be launched in up to five languages. The initiative, spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), will be up and running by mid-August and will

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New unified contract for domestic workers in UAE

UAE’s Naturalisation, Residency and Ports at the Ministry of Interior has unveiled a new and amended unified contract for domestic workers which has come into effect this month.   The new unified and amende

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2,000 garment unit workers go on strike in Bahrain

Work at a Riffa garment factory ground to a halt yesterday as nearly 2,000 employees went on a strike over allegations of abuse, withheld payment and forced deportation.   The walk-out at MRS Fashions in Hajiyat

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